Harvard Kennedy School’s Vicki Norberg-Bohm Fellowship 2016 (Funded)

Harvard Kennedy School’s Vicki Norberg-Bohm Fellowship 2016 (Funded)

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Applications are now accepted for the 2016 Vicki Norberg-Bohm Fellowship. The purpose of the fellowship is to support Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government PhD candidates conducting early exploratory research on energy, environmental, or science and technology issues. The fellowship is designed to enable doctoral students to expose themselves to a wide range of researchers and research approaches early on in their training before they make their ultimate choice of a dissertation topic.


Applications will be accepted from students enrolled in one of the Kennedy School of Government’s doctoral programs, i.e. Public Policy, Political Economy and Government, Social Policy, Health Policy. Preference will be given to students in their first two years of the program, or prior to passing their qualifying exams.


There are two-three awards of $7,000. The award can be used for a variety of activities such as conducting field work, visiting leading scholars and research institutions, providing support for an internship, or learning a foreign language in a host country. No tuition support or indirect costs may be covered by this award

How to Apply

Students should submit, by email, an application that contains:

  • One-page cover letter summarizing why this opportunity will benefit them.
  • A description of what they would do with the support, including a title and budget (2 pages maximum)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Recommendation letter from a member of the HKS faculty with whom the applicant has discussed this proposal.
  • A list of other sources, if any, approached for funding
  • Applications should be sent via email to sustsci_grants@hks.harvard.edu

For more information, visit Vicki Norberg-Bohm Fellowship.